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Scottish Parliament: Affordable Housing (Effects of Inflation) (10 Nov 2022)

Shona Robison: We are aware of the global issues affecting construction, including the war in Ukraine and rising inflation; those effects have been exacerbated by Brexit and the current cost crisis. We are working closely with the construction industry and housing partners to mitigate those effects where possible and achieve our shared goal of delivering more affordable homes for Scotland. That includes...

Levelling Up Rural Britain (9 Nov 2022)

Bernard Jenkin: I think this counts as an intervention, Madam Deputy Speaker. It should be added to my time. I hope that the hon. Member for Nottingham North (Alex Norris) will rise to the occasion. The Ukraine war has exposed how vulnerable the global food supply system is to disruption. We cannot rely on our ability to buy food cheaply on the global market. Given today’s labour shortage in agriculture...

Sri Lanka (9 Nov 2022)

Elliot Colburn: I am aware there is an important debate to follow, so I will be very brief. I again thank the Backbench Business Committee for granting us the chance to discuss this subject today, and I thank all colleagues who co-sponsored the debate or spoke in it. I urge the Government to revisit their strategies for promoting human rights on the island of Sri Lanka. Many Tamils will feel that we have...

Cop27 (9 Nov 2022)

Rishi Sunak: ...faster than anyone else in the G7, and we will fulfil our ambitious commitment to reduce emissions by at least 68% by the end of the decade. I know that some have feared that Putin’s abhorrent war in Ukraine could distract from global efforts to tackle climate change, but I believe it should catalyse them. Climate security and energy security go hand in hand. Putin’s contemptible...

Asylum Seekers: Accommodation and Safeguarding - Commons Urgent Question (9 Nov 2022)

Baroness Chakrabarti: My Lords, in the light of the sage counsel from the Minister’s noble friend, if the Minister were an asylum seeker in a detention facility, perhaps from a war-torn part of the world, how would he feel to hear the Home Secretary arriving not by a discreet route but via a military helicopter?

Nature and Climate Declaration — [JAMES GRAY in the Chair] (9 Nov 2022)

Derek Thomas: ...the effort to get back on track on the road to net zero following the severe disruption of the covid pandemic, the race to build back after it, and the current devastating impact of Russia’s evil war against Ukraine and the resulting global crisis in energy and food security. This debate and the declaration itself support efforts to deliver on a commitment that we made in the Paris...

Creative Industries: North-east (9 Nov 2022)

Julie Elliott: ...studio in the world. That will be a huge thing not just for Sunderland and the north-east, but for the country. There is the potential for creating 1,000 new jobs. Although during the second world war, we were the most productive city in the number of ships built, we can once again be a world leader, with the biggest water studio in the world. Although developments are in their early...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Charities (9 Nov 2022)

Andrew Murrison: ...to supporting all households, including serving personnel and veterans, with the current costs of living. Defence has implemented the independent Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body’s 2022 pay award recommendations in full, including a pay uplift of 3.75% for all Service Personnel up to and including 1-star rank; frozen the daily food charge for our Armed Forces personnel; capped subsidised...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tigray: War Crimes (9 Nov 2022)

Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department’s atrocity prevention hub makes of the potential merits of targeted sanction designations against Eritrean individuals or entities involved in the conflict in Tigray, in coordination with international partners, as a measure to reduce the risk of atrocities in Tigray.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tigray: Armed Conflict (9 Nov 2022)

Andrew Mitchell: ...-Work and Deputy Prime Minister Demeke and raised the protection of civilians. The British Ambassador to Eritrea has regularly raised human rights issues, and the impact of its involvement in the war in northern Ethiopia on civilians, with the Eritrean Government. We have made numerous public statements urging all parties to the conflict to prioritise the protection of civilians. We...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Eritrea and Ethiopia: War Crimes (9 Nov 2022)

Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure the presence of a named atrocity prevention lead in the UK’s embassy teams in (a) Eritrea and (b) Ethiopia.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food Security: Ukraine (9 Nov 2022)

the Duke of Montrose: ...what plans they have to update their United Kingdom Food Security report, published on 16 December 2021, to take account of (1) the crop and production failures this year, and (2) the impact of the war in Ukraine on food supplies.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Ukraine (9 Nov 2022)

the Bishop of Leeds: ...what steps they are taking to (1) review, and (2) update, their (a) refugee resettlement programme, and (b) emergency migration contingency measures, in response to the shifting nature of the war in Ukraine.

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (Contribution to Net Zero) (9 Nov 2022)

Willie Rennie: ...and tests of the huge competition for the use of land in Scotland. The ambition is great. I remember standing on platforms during the 2019 election campaign, when there was a massive bidding war between all the political parties as to who was going to plant the most trees across the United Kingdom. In some ways, that was bizarre, but it was uplifting that we were competing on such an...

Prime Minister: Engagements (9 Nov 2022)

Neil Coyle: The people I serve will of course be commemorating Remembrance Day. Bermondsey was the original home of the poppy factory, providing work for injured veterans of the great war over 100 years ago. Covid restrictions were a necessary but painful experience, and across the country most people made enormous sacrifices, including Charlotte, my constituent, and local councillor Lorraine, who were...

Housing (Built Environment Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (8 Nov 2022)

Lord Davies of Brixton: ...covering the whole territory. There is much to learn. I will focus on one part of the report, which simply states: “There is a serious shortage of social housing”. I want to make one straightforward point on the importance of council housing. We face some public policy problems to which there is no obvious solution, but we have other problems to which we do know the solution. History...

Papers Relating to the Home Secretary (8 Nov 2022)

Jeremy Quin: ...of the motion, and I was grateful, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for your guidance. However, I am pleased with the debate. In the intervention of my right hon. Friend the Member for Gainsborough (Sir Edward Leigh), we heard that, somehow, a self-confessed error of judgment relating to an email not on an issue of national security represents exceptional circumstances, in the view of the right hon....

State Pension Triple Lock (8 Nov 2022)

Kate Hollern: ...will be another £480. We have heard Conservative Members talk about covid, and I accept that the Government stepped up and delivered support for many across this country. We have heard about the war in Ukraine, which is a terrible situation. Putin’s war is absolutely terrible. However, these facts were of course known before the Prime Minister gave that total commitment to the triple...

Public Bill Committee: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Clause 88 - Analysis of information for the purposes of crime prevention or detection (8 Nov 2022)

Liam Byrne: ...up prices for British citizens…Dirty money undermines the rule of law and democratic institutions.” The Minister knows what he is talking about when it comes to the Bill, which is why he is stewarding it so ably through Committee. That is why I know that, as a canny captain in his Department, he is alive to all the constructive recommendations that we are making to him, because that...

Labour and Skills Shortages: Temporary Recovery Visa — [Judith Cummins in the Chair] (8 Nov 2022)

Anne McLaughlin: ...shocked and disgusted I was to hear the Home Secretary refer to an “invasion” of immigrants to these shores. An invasion—really? “Invasion” conjures up images of insects, wild animals, wars and battles. It is far removed from the reality of the humanitarian crisis that we are witnessing in the channel. The Minister could argue that the Home Secretary was not talking about...


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